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by Laura Jane Vincent

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released September 1, 2015

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Laura Jane Vincent Glendon, North Carolina

LV is a professional performer, multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. She writes ballads of strength, loss, and triumph, features folk tales of those who should know better but just simply can't help themselves. She performs hundreds of concerts and shows every year. She now lives in southeastern North Carolina in a 200 year old farmhouse with her bandmate and husband, drummer Dave Tippetts. ... more

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Track Name: promise
promise me you'll love me
promise me you'll still love me
no matter how
no matter how i go out

tell me that you'll hold me
tell me that you'll hold my hand
when all the lights
when all the lights go out

chorus: we're still asking ourselves why
no more time to say good bye
no more questions, no more lies
there is no wrong way, but this don't feel right

promise when you bury me
promise me you'll bury me deep
so i can't hear the sounds
of my old lovers weep

tell me that you'll speak of me
tell me that you'll speak kind words
of integrity
and the man i wanted to be

chorus

your arms no longer comfort me
this place no longer feels like home
your arms no longer comfort me
this place no longer feels like home
Track Name: the letter
i was first of three in a downtown dive in knoxville, tennesee
you were on your knees in a bathroom trying to write another letter to me
you fell hard, you're out cold
thinking you'd hide it from me
tell me all the promises that you won't keep at night when we're falling asleep

three out of town, a radio spot so i'd have a reason to leave
you were all alone in a cold gray room, tired, trying not to scream
you looked up, you looked down
couldn't find any reason for me to be waiting for a man who'll never understand he's just drowning in a bitter sea

i tend to hold on to tangible proof
and keep old hearts on some display
but they just turn to stories we keep to ourselves
heavy as books on dusty shelves
until it's time...
i threw away your letter yesterday

i was on a stretch of highway winding mountains and crossing streams
you said you wished me the best and knew in your heart it was better for me
i play hard, i play right
i sing better when i'm feeling lonely
you could be the reason why i dream so big, or take it all away from me

i was at a club in a strip mall playing all of my songs for free
you were on a bridge at night with a man so high and so naive
you looked up, you looked down
tried to laugh cause you'll just never be
mean enough or strong enough to make that move to fly and just be free

i tend to hold on to tangible proof
so i'll know that you weren't just some dream
but they just turn to stories we keep to ourselves
heavy as books on dusty shelves
untill it's time...
i threw away your letter yesterday

i was first of three in a downtown dive in knoxville, tennesee
you were on your knees in a bathroom trying to write another letter to me
i'll never know just why you act this way when you run into me
guess you're too afraid to say out loud all the things you wrote to me
tell me all the promises that you won't keep at night when we're falling asleep
you could be the reason why i dream so big, or take it all away from me
you could be the reason why i dream so big, or take it all away from me
Track Name: hold your ground
it's down to me, it's only me
left to yourself on a holy eve, it's only me
you wanted to leave
as soon as you opened the door you wanted to leave
oh but nothing for free, you can't give him all my money and
make a fool out of me, nothing's for free

shots rang out he slammed the door
and pushed that pedal to the floor

chorus: hold your ground, while you hold her down
and Gil got loose in texas and he's gonna get
everything he paid for

i was asleep
but i could hear them praying for me, i was asleep
i was asleep
but i could hear them feeling sorry for me, i was asleep
i made all my decisions just let it be
just let me be
all i wanna do is finally rest in peace
but all these machines, all these machines
pumping air to where a soul should be
all these machines are failing me
all these machines are failing me

you sure told me so
but they just let you go

chorus

guns on tv, all these guns on tv
such a high price for their sympathy
i was asleep
guns on tv, guns on tv
i took a young girls life now i'll never sleep
what then is free?
i took a young girls life now i'm never free
i was asleep

guilty or not they run this show
and they just let me go

chorus
Track Name: deep river
the river runs outside of my back door
it's easier to find than before
and when you're stuck waiting around
seems like a quick route out of town

it will get you there real fast
you in just your life raft
not sure what's around the bend
waterfalls, or maybe just the end

so throw me a line and lend me a hand
i'm in the middle of no man's land
i don't like this river anymore
give me a break, cut me some slack
i was never taught love like that
but i don't like this river no more

cause it's a deep, deep river
with no shore

i tried not to warm you
but you were just having your fun
looking back, it must seem pretty hopeless
nothing more we could've done

so throw me a line and lend me a hand
i'm in the middle of no man's land
and i don't like this river anymore
give me a break, and get off my back
you know i was never taught love like that
and i don't like this river no more

cause it's a deep, deep river
with no shore
cause it's a deep, deep river
with no shore
Track Name: alone
in the shadows where you hide
saving face and biding your time
what a struggle to confine
leaves you breathless, leaves you blind

somewhere dark in my mind
i still recall when you were kind
plot your course, i'll sip my wine
from a field where i died

chorus: but i see pretty houses in a row
little kingdoms and their thrones
simple things that you should know
if it's hopeless leave it...
alone

i try so hard to forget
but that struggle was never met
make your call and place your bet
i don't count you out just yet

chorus